Today, on behalf of Law and Justice party MEPs, professor Ryszard Legutko submitted to the European Parliament a motion to dismiss German politician Katarina Barley, a Vice President of the parliament. This was in response to the scandalous statement made by Barley on German public radio, in which she suggested the ‘financial starvation’ of Hungary and Poland in order to force both countries to comply with the rule of law according to criteria set in Berlin, Paris and Brussels.
“I don’t know what to say when I hear the words of the German Vice President of the European Parliament, Katarina Barley, who speaks about the ‘starvation’ of a member country and then, brazenly, speaks about values. I really don’t know what to say, Mrs Vice President, when I hear the German Presidency speak about justice and the rule of law. Maybe the time has come for you to declare your willingness to pay Poland war reparations for killing 6 million of its citizens, stealing its assets, leveling the city of Warsaw, and exterminating the Polish elite. I don’t know what to say when you don’t respect the democratic government in Warsaw and at the same time claim that you care about democracy.” said Jadwiga Wiśniewska, an MEP of the Law and Justice party.